2004 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 4

Demographic Information

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43. What is your dependent status?

607    (61.9%)  Dependent on a parent or other guardian

320    (32.7%)  Independent

53    (5.4%)  Independent with dependents

44. If you are DEPENDENT, to the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) or other guardian? 389    (38.2%)    Parent or guardian income

 47    (4.6%)    I am not dependent

 89    (8.7%)    Less than $20,000

 90    (8.8%)    $20,000 to $34,999

 76    (7.5%)    $35,000 to $49,999

 79    (7.8%)    $50,000 to $64,999

 49    (4.8%)    $65,000 to $79,999

 61    (6.0%)    $80,000 to $99,999

 62    (6.1%)    $100,000 to $124,999

 19    (1.9%)    $125,000 to $149,999

 31    (3.0%)    $150,000 to $199,999

 27    (2.6%)    $200,000 or more

44a. How confident are you that your estimate is reasonably correct?

177    (28.7%)  Very confident

294    (47.7%)  Confident

145    (23.5%)  Not confident at all

45. If you are INDEPENDENT, which category includes the total annual combined income of your household before coming to Berkeley (1st pull-down menu) and while at Berkeley (2nd pull-down menu)?

601    (59.0%)    Before Berkeley

 43    (4.2%)    I'm not independent

 203    (19.9%)    Less than $20,000

 68    (6.7%)    $20,000 to $34,999

 30    (2.9%)    $35,000 to $49,999

 21    (2.1%)    $50,000 to $64,999

 16    (1.6%)    $65,000 to $79,999

 15    (1.5%)    $80,000 to $99,999

 9   (0.9%)    $100,000 to $124,999

 7   (0.7%)    $125,000 to $149,999

 2   (0.2%)    $150,000 to $199,999

 4   (0.4%)    $200,000 or more

 

617    (60.5%)    While at Berkeley

 37    (3.6%)    I'm not independent

 254    (24.9%)    Less than $20,000

 35    (3.4%)    $20,000 to $34,999

 23    (2.3%)    $35,000 to $49,999

 17    (1.7%)    $50,000 to $64,999

 7   (0.7%)    $65,000 to $79,999

 11    (1.1%)    $80,000 to $99,999

 9   (0.9%)    $100,000 to $124,999

 6   (0.6%)    $125,000 to $149,999

 1   (0.1%)    $150,000 to $199,999

 2   (0.2%)    $200,000 or more

46. What is your marital status?

871    (89.2%)  Not married

106    (10.8%)  Married

47. Do you have dependents?

58   (6.0%)  Yes    902   (94.0%)  No

47a. If yes, what are their ages?

[Open-ended textarea field]

48. When did you first come to the US to live?

576    (58.8%)  I was born in the United States

189    (19.3%)  2000 or later

35    (3.6%)  1999

16    (1.6%)  1998

20    (2.0%)  1997

12    (1.2%)  1996

8   (0.8%)  1995

14    (1.4%)  1994

14    (1.4%)  1993

10    (1.0%)  1992

5   (0.5%)  1991

81    (8.3%)  1990 or earlier

49. Were your parents born in the United States?

367    (37.5%)  Both my mother and father were born in the United States

44    (4.5%)  My mother was born in the US, but my father was not

55    (5.6%)  My father was born in the US, but my mother was not

504    (51.5%)  Neither my mother nor my father were born in the US

8   (0.8%)  I'm not really sure

50. When did you learn to speak English?

469    (47.7%)  English was the first and only language I learned as a child

176    (17.9%)  I learned both another language and English by the time I was 5 years old

113    (11.5%)  I learned another language first and then I learned English between the age of 5 and 10

127    (12.9%)  I learned another language first and then I learned  English between the age of 11 and 15

98    (10.0%)  I learned another language, but didn't learn English until after I was 15 years old

51. What was the primary language other than English, if any,  that was spoken in your house  while you were in high school?

345    (33.9%)    Select the primary language here

 160    (15.7%)    None-only English

 1   (0.1%)    Amharic

 1   (0.1%)    American Sign Language

 5   (0.5%)    Arabic

 1   (0.1%)    Armenian

 1   (0.1%)    Assyrian

 3   (0.3%)    Bahasa (Indonesia)

 3   (0.3%)    Burmese

 69    (6.8%)    Cantonese

 75    (7.4%)    Chinese

 1   (0.1%)    Czech

 2   (0.2%)    Dutch

 17    (1.7%)    English only

 24    (2.4%)    Farsi (Persian)

 1   (0.1%)    Finnish

 9   (0.9%)    French

 10    (1.0%)    German

 2   (0.2%)    Greek

 4   (0.4%)    Gujarati

 7   (0.7%)    Hebrew

 2   (0.2%)    Hindi

 1   (0.1%)    Hmong

 2   (0.2%)    Hungarian

 1   (0.1%)    Ilocano, Iloko

 10    (1.0%)    Indonesian

 7   (0.7%)    Italian

 20    (2.0%)    Japanese

 1   (0.1%)    Khmer

 41    (4.0%)    Korean

 22    (2.2%)    Mandarin (Chinese)

 1   (0.1%)    Marathi

 1   (0.1%)    Nepali

 1   (0.1%)    Norwegian

 1   (0.1%)    Pampango (Filipino)

 1   (0.1%)    Polish

 3   (0.3%)    Portugese (Brazil)

 7   (0.7%)    Punjabi

 2   (0.2%)    Romanian

 20    (2.0%)    Russian

 2   (0.2%)    Shanghainese

 2   (0.2%)    Sinhala

 73    (7.2%)    Spanish (Latin and South America)

 4   (0.4%)    Spanish (Spain)

 1   (0.1%)    Swahili

 1   (0.1%)    Swedish

 11    (1.1%)    Tagalog

 2   (0.2%)    Taiwanese

 1   (0.1%)    Tamil

 3   (0.3%)    Thai

 1   (0.1%)    Ukrainian

 4   (0.4%)    Urdu

 26    (2.6%)    Vietnamese

 2   (0.2%)    Other

51a. Other primary language not on list:  Please be sure to see if primary language other than English is on the list above before entering it here.

1   (4.2%) Bisayan (Filipino dialect)  

1   (4.2%) Cantonese  

2   (8.3%) Chinese  

1   (4.2%) Chinese and Spanish  

1   (4.2%) I can also speck Mandarin  

1   (4.2%) Indonesia  

1   (4.2%) Italian  

1   (4.2%) Italian and French  

1   (4.2%) Japanese  

1   (4.2%) Lithuanian  

1   (4.2%) Mandarin, Japanese  

1   (4.2%) PUSHTO  

1   (4.2%) Persian  

1   (4.2%) Russian  

1   (4.2%) Thai and Chinese in addition to ASL  

1   (4.2%) Vietnamese  

1   (4.2%) chinese  

1   (4.2%) german  

1   (4.2%) java, C++, Scheme.  

1   (4.2%) korean  

1   (4.2%) kurdish  

1   (4.2%) persian  

1   (4.2%) tibetan  

52. During your last year in high school, what proportion of the time did you live with:

All

Most

Some

None

Mother

719    (76.7%)  

67    (7.1%)  

69    (7.4%)  

83    (8.8%)  

Father

579    (64.0%)  

47    (5.2%)  

93    (10.3%)  

185    (20.5%)  

Stepmother

13    (2.7%)  

3   (0.6%)  

21    (4.3%)  

447    (92.4%)  

Stepfather

35    (7.2%)  

9   (1.9%)  

13    (2.7%)  

427    (88.2%)  

Grandparent

37    (7.1%)  

12    (2.3%)  

48    (9.2%)  

425    (81.4%)  

Legal guardian

23    (4.8%)  

5   (1.0%)  

6   (1.2%)  

449    (93.0%)  

Other adult(s)

43    (8.6%)  

15    (3.0%)  

38    (7.6%)  

404    (80.8%)  

53. Are your parents:

575    (59.0%)  Both alive and living with each other

286    (29.3%)  Both alive and divorced or living apart

24    (2.5%)  Mother deceased

49    (5.0%)  Father deceased

12    (1.2%)  Both deceased

27    (2.8%)  Mother alive, but don't know about my father

2   (0.2%)  Father alive, but don't know about my mother

54. What is your current religious preference or affiliation?  If none, please select the first option (top of the list)

73  (7.2%)    Religious preference-select one

 557    (54.7%)    No religious preference/affiliation

 2   (0.2%)    AME (African Methodist Episcopal)

 4   (0.4%)    Assemblies of God

 2   (0.2%)    Baha'i

 12    (1.2%)    Baptist

 4   (0.4%)    Buddhist-Shin (Japanese)

 6   (0.6%)    Buddhist-Thai

 5   (0.5%)    Buddhist-Tibetan

 10    (1.0%)    Buddhist-Vietnamese

 8   (0.8%)    Buddhist-Zen (Japanese)

 2   (0.2%)    Buddhist-Zen (Korean)

 15    (1.5%)    Buddhist-Zen/Chan (Chinese)

 43    (4.2%)    Christian Church (Disciples)

 9   (0.9%)    Christian Reformed

 4   (0.4%)    Christian Science

 1   (0.1%)    Church of God (Indonesian)

 1   (0.1%)    CME (Christian Methodist Episcopal)

 1   (0.1%)    Covenant

 6   (0.6%)    Episcopalian (Anglican)

 2   (0.2%)    Evangelical Free

 1   (0.1%)    Friends (Quaker)

 10    (1.0%)    Hindu

 3   (0.3%)    Jehovah's Witness

 22    (2.2%)    Jewish

 6   (0.6%)    Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)

 6   (0.6%)    Lutheran

 7   (0.7%)    Methodist

 23    (2.3%)    Muslim

 1   (0.1%)    Nazarene

 14    (1.4%)    Non-Denominational

 4   (0.4%)    Eastern Orthodox

 2   (0.2%)    Pentecostal

 23    (2.3%)    Presbyterian

 85    (8.3%)    Roman Catholic

 3   (0.3%)    Seventh Day Adventist

 4   (0.4%)    Sikh

 2   (0.2%)    Taoist

 1   (0.1%)    Unitarian-Universalist

 19    (1.9%)    Other Christian

 16    (1.6%)    Other Religion

54a. Do you consider yourself a born-again Christian?

90   (11.0%)  Yes    730   (89.0%)  No

55. Select the category from the pull-down menu that best describes your race or ethnicity. If multi-racial, use additional pull-down menus, selecting one category per menu.

59   (5.8%)    Select your ethnicity here

 52    (5.1%)    1 I'm an International student

 9   (0.9%)    2 American Indian

 8   (0.8%)    3 African American - United States

 3   (0.3%)    4 African American - African immigrant

 2   (0.2%)    5 African American - Caribbean immigrant

 62    (6.1%)    6 Chicano/Mexican American

 1   (0.1%)    8 Cuban

 1   (0.1%)    9 Nicaraguan

 3   (0.3%)    10 Puerto Rican

 9   (0.9%)    11 Salvadoran

 7   (0.7%)    12 Other Latin American

 13    (1.3%)    13 South American

 1   (0.1%)    14 Cambodian

 162    (15.9%)    15 Chinese

 20    (2.0%)    16 Filipino

 19    (1.9%)    17 Japanese

 44    (4.3%)    18 Korean

 3   (0.3%)    20 Pacific Islander

 24    (2.4%)    21 South Asian (Asian Indian)

 24    (2.4%)    22 Vietnamese

 9   (0.9%)    23 Other Southeast Asian

 9   (0.9%)    24 Other Asian

 359    (35.2%)    25 White/Caucasian - United States

 45    (4.4%)    26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant

 30    (2.9%)    27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant

 41    (4.0%)    28 Other

56. 839    (82.5%)    Second ethnicity (if needed)

 9   (0.9%)    1 I'm an International student

 11    (1.1%)    2 American Indian

 4   (0.4%)    3 African American - United States

 8   (0.8%)    6 Chicano/Mexican American

 1   (0.1%)    7 Columbian

 2   (0.2%)    10 Puerto Rican

 5   (0.5%)    12 Other Latin America

 3   (0.3%)    13 South American

 22    (2.2%)    15 Chinese

 4   (0.4%)    16 Filipino

 7   (0.7%)    17 Japanese

 4   (0.4%)    18 Korean

 2   (0.2%)    20 Pacific Islander

 5   (0.5%)    22 Vietnamese

 11    (1.1%)    23 Other Southeast Asian

 3   (0.3%)    24 Other Asian

 36    (3.5%)    25 White/Caucasian - United States

 18    (1.8%)    26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant

 4   (0.4%)    27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant

 19    (1.9%)    28 Other

57. 966    (94.9%)    Third ethnicity (if needed)

 9   (0.9%)    1 I'm an International student

 3   (0.3%)    2 American Indian

 2   (0.2%)    4 African American - African immigrant

 2   (0.2%)    12 Other Latin America

 5   (0.5%)    15 Chinese

 1   (0.1%)    16 Filipino

 4   (0.4%)    17 Japanese

 2   (0.2%)    18 Korean

 1   (0.1%)    22 Vietnamese

 1   (0.1%)    23 Other Southeast Asian

 1   (0.1%)    24 Other Asian

 7   (0.7%)    25 White/Caucasian - United States

 3   (0.3%)    26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant

 1   (0.1%)    27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant

 10    (1.0%)    28 Other

58. How would you characterize your political views?

92    (9.6%)  Far left

451    (47.0%)  Liberal

334    (34.8%)  Middle-of-the-road

72    (7.5%)  Conservative

10    (1.0%)  Far right

59. The Office of Student Research surveys undergraduates once or twice a year to better understand the college experience - to gauge how students progress throughout their college career and how well their needs are being met. These surveys can help you monitor and reflect on your own development and progress as well.  Would you be interested in participating in our surveys and receiving your own customized results on an annual basis?

197    (20.2%)  Yes, definitely

299    (30.6%)  Yes, probably

232    (23.8%)  Not sure

173    (17.7%)  Probably not

75    (7.7%)  Definitely not

60. Finally, is there anything else that you would like to tell us about  your experience at Berkeley so far?

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